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Group fight ends with one dead in Birmingham after social media conflict
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- Birmingham police have taken two teenage males in custody following a fatal shooting at a park in the 900 block of …...
CBS42 - TV at Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:42:30 AM


The 12 speakers, most of them from Birmingham, will seek to inspire attendees to overcome barriers a
The 12 speakers, most of them from Birmingham, will seek to inspire attendees to overcome barriers and create positive change.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:00:00 AM
The National Rifle Association and a growing number of lawmakers are fighting mad over an Obama admi
The National Rifle Association and a growing number of lawmakers are fighting mad over an Obama administration plan to ban a certain type ammunition that can penetrate bullet-proof vests.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:08:34 AM
Some rain could move in starting early Sunday.
Some rain could move in starting early Sunday.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:45:00 AM
Blood bank low after winter storms
All the winter weather in February caused the American Red Cross's blood service to take a big hit. ...
NBC 13 - TV at Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:03:10 AM
Alabama extending tax deadlines due to icy weather
Alabama revenue officials are extending some of the state's tax deadlines because of this week's winter storm.
ABC 33/40 - TV at Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Watch the AHSAA Final 7 on TV, online & on your mobile device
FOX6 will air the 2015 AHSAA Basketball Finals on FOX6 and Bounce 6.2 on Friday and Saturday. If you aren't able to watch on TV, you can...
Fox News 6 at Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Former Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Craig Witherspoon has been hired as the next superinte
Former Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Craig Witherspoon has been hired as the next superintendent of Richland County School District One in South Carolina...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 11:24:42 PM
UAB neuroscience junior named finalist for Truman Scholarship
Brian Nykanen is a Cadet in the Army ROTC and honors student. Brian Austin Nykanen, a University of Alabama at Birmingham junior neuroscience major and a Cadet in the Army ROTC at UAB , is a finalist for the Truman Scholarship . Nykanen, who has a 3.9 grade-point average in the highly challenging neuroscience program, is a member of the UAB Honors College ’s Experiential Learning Scholars Program. This past semester, he was the Reserve Officer Training Corps Battalion Command S...
UAB Campus News at Friday, February 27, 2015 10:30:35 PM
Thousands expected in Selma for Bloody Sunday anniversary
People are coming to reenactment the Selma to Montgomery march that led to voting rights act to end discrimination in voting.
CBS42 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 10:08:31 PM
Multiple shooting leaves one person dead
Police say the shooting sites included the 900 block of Washington Avenue Southwest on Birmingham's west side.
NBC 13 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 9:49:04 PM
The verbal altercation between board members Sherry Lewis and Ann Florie occurred just after a meeti
The verbal altercation between board members Sherry Lewis and Ann Florie occurred just after a meeting in which the utility approved a $120,000 contract with a Montgomery lobbyist. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 9:36:04 PM
Deputy drives pregnant woman to hospital
A Cullman County sheriff's deputy drove a woman in labor to the hospital in a Humvee during Wednesday's storm, which dropped almost a foot of snow on parts of the area.
NBC 13 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 9:12:57 PM
Children's of Alabama hosts concussion summit
Children’s of Alabama held a concussion summit in Birmingham Friday.
NBC 13 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 8:42:31 PM
Highs should be in the 50s over the weekend, with showers possible starting early Sunday.
Highs should be in the 50s over the weekend, with showers possible starting early Sunday.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 8:14:57 PM
Search continues for missing Blount County woman
A Blount County family is desperate for answers after their loved one, Felicia “Lisa” Weaver, mysteriously vanished.
CBS42 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 7:42:44 PM
Also: Did you see the big nut rolling down I-65?
Also: Did you see the big nut rolling down I-65?...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 7:22:18 PM
Leading expert speaks at Concussion Summit
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- When you run down a football roster it’s easy to pinpoint positions that see more hits than others. One particular …...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 7:07:00 PM
The winners will be honored at an awards dinner this spring.
The winners will be honored at an awards dinner this spring.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 6:55:41 PM
Property tax vote on March 3rd
Tuscaloosa County voters will have a chance to voice their opinions on property taxes. They're up for renewal Tuesday, March 3rd.
NBC 13 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 6:49:54 PM
Southern Co. on Feb. 19 sued Brett J. Wingo alleging that Wingo backed out of an employment terminat
Southern Co. on Feb. 19 sued Brett J. Wingo alleging that Wingo backed out of an employment termination agreement. Wingo told the Associated Press that his lawyer negotiated certain terms by Dec. 31, but he rejected them in January when he saw them fully laid out in writing for the first time. Then he fired his lawyer.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 6:46:56 PM
Oak Mountain HS students to perform in NYC
Band students from Oak Mountain High School are currently in New York, preparing to perform at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall.
NBC 13 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 6:16:07 PM
Hundreds of people showed up at the Hoover Public Safety Center this afternoon to wish Brocato well.
Hundreds of people showed up at the Hoover Public Safety Center this afternoon to wish Brocato well.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 6:00:52 PM
People escape house fire in Birmingham
Crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly.
NBC 13 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 4:45:28 PM
The court in October had ruled Jefferson County District Court Judge Raymond P. Chambliss erred in g
The court in October had ruled Jefferson County District Court Judge Raymond P. Chambliss erred in granting the woman - V.L. - visitation rights to three children she and her partner - E.L. - had raised based on the 2007 second-parent adoption by V.L. of the children in Georgia. The appeals court reversed itself Friday.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 4:43:36 PM
What the future holds for the Riverchase Galleria after tenant bankruptcies
Multiple national bankruptcies have led to some recent vacancies at Hoover's Riverchase Galleria. Wet Seal and Body Central both closed due to national bankruptcy proceedings, and it is unclear whether the long-time tenant Radio Shack will remain on the mall's second floor after that company too filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. But mall officials say the recent closures aren't out of the ordinary and don't foreshadow major problems for Alabama's largest indoor shopping mall. Th...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, February 27, 2015 4:00:41 PM
Ranked: Birmingham’s top pizza places
As far as crowd-pleasing foods go, it's hard to beat pizza when it comes to casual dining, social gatherings and even preparation for snowstorms. Given pizza's eternal popularity, it is easy to see why pizzerias are expanding across the Magic City. Tortugas Homemade Pizza has announced plans to open a second restaurant near Regions Field, while Jet's Pizza and Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint are gearing up to open locations in Birmingham. Local pizza lovers can also look forward to the fourth...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, February 27, 2015 4:00:13 PM
Wesley Wachob Jr., 36, was last seen Wednesday when leaving UAB Hospital.
Wesley Wachob Jr., 36, was last seen Wednesday when leaving UAB Hospital.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 3:57:30 PM
What businesses should know about Bentley's $541M tax increase plan
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley unveiled today the details of his tax increase plan that aims to close the state's $700 million budget shortfall. A close look at the plan reveals that businesses – including some of Birmingham's largest industries – will shoulder a portion of the burden for the proposal, which would raise an estimated $541 million in revenue. Several provisions of the plan would close corporate tax loopholes. For one, it would require combined income reporting for corporat...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, February 27, 2015 3:56:32 PM
Birmingham Builders: Foundation poured at Braves future home
Birmingham's contractors have been busy again this week. A number of Birmingham firms have made announcements on projects they are working on around the Southeast and the nation. Ground was broken on one project and the foundation for one of the region's largest developments is being laid this week in Georgia. 1. Doster Construction Co. broke ground on the $6.1 million, 20-bed HealthSouth facility in Fayetteville, Ark. this week. The 11,000-square-foot new wing will be followed by a r...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, February 27, 2015 3:46:17 PM
Carter earns physiology postdoctoral research award
Stephen Carter will attend the Experimental Biology Conference in late March to receive his award. Stephen J. Carter , Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Human Studies and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center , has been awarded the American Physiological Society’s Environmental and Exercise Physiology (EEP) section Partnership for Clean Competition New Investigator Award . The award recognizes outstanding experimental research in en...
UAB Campus News at Friday, February 27, 2015 3:26:03 PM
Hibbett expanding in Ohio, plans to add 90 stories in 2015
Hibbett Sports Inc. has made its name focusing on smaller towns, but its latest expansion will take it back to Columbus, Ohio. According to our sister publication, the Birmingham-based retailer is adding a store in Columbus, Ohio. It closed its previous location there several years ago, but company executives hinted that more stores could be in the cards for the region. The new store is one of several the sporting goods retailer has planned in 2015. Hibbett (Nasdaq: HIBB) opened 80 store...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, February 27, 2015 3:14:08 PM
Gov. Bentley to raise taxes to fix budget shortfall
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley plans to raise certain taxes to address what he says is a $700 million dollar shortfall in the state's general fund budget.
NBC 13 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 3:12:01 PM
About 125 veterans receive gift boxes at the Birmingham VA Hospital today. Wells Fargo Private Bank,
About 125 veterans receive gift boxes at the Birmingham VA Hospital today. Wells Fargo Private Bank, Cheeriodicals and Two Men and a Truck teamed up to assemble and deliver the boxes this morning. The boxes contained a blanket, magazines, toiletries...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 3:04:57 PM
The BBJ's Alan Alexander talks about the anatomy of the Brookwood Baptist merger (Video)
The BBJ's Alan Alexander talks about the anatomy of the Brookwood Baptist merger (Video) ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, February 27, 2015 3:00:56 PM
How long before Birmingham doesn't want to be Nashville?
"I don't want Birmingham to be Atlanta." I've heard some variation of that comment countless times since I arrived in the Magic City nearly nine years ago. It usually pops up when discussing metro Birmingham's growth prospects – especially in regards to population. The general sentiment of what I've called "the Atlanta argument" is that Birmingham shouldn't aspire to grow or to increase its population because the Magic City's size is one of its charms. By growing, they claim, we could tu...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, February 27, 2015 2:41:30 PM
UAB to host national meeting of the American Society of Preventive Oncology
Hot topics in cancer prevention and control to be highlighted at national ASPO meeting hosted by UAB. The University of Alabama at Birmingham will host the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Preventive Oncology from March 14-17. ASPO is a multidisciplinary society that, through a variety of professional education activities, is committed primarily to serving as an advocate for cancer-prevention and -control research. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., R.D., professor in t...
UAB Campus News at Friday, February 27, 2015 2:26:30 PM
Education partnership receives $120K grant to boost Birmingham's college enrollment
A recently formed partnership between various Birmingham education establishments to boost post-secondary enrollment and graduation numbers within Birmingham City Schools has gained national recognition. Lumina Foundation chose Birmingham as one of 20 other cities for that partnership and will pledge $120,000 over the next two and a half years in funding. The partnership hopes to raise the college enrollment numbers for Birmingham City Schools from 36 to 75 percent. The effort will be...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, February 27, 2015 2:17:10 PM
Alabama Department of Commerce names new director of business development
The Alabama Department of Commerce today announced that Ted Clem has been named director of business development. Clem's appointment will be effective March 1, placing him in a crucial role in the agency's efforts to recruit new jobs and investment, according to a release from the Alabama Department of Commerce. Clem joined the department in February 2014 as a senior project manager and has also been involved in two major Opelika-based projects, including Baxter International's plant exp...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, February 27, 2015 2:12:07 PM
Salers was arrested last May for the crime that occurred off McIntosh Road Feb. 4, 2014.
Salers was arrested last May for the crime that occurred off McIntosh Road Feb. 4, 2014. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 1:58:38 PM
Suspicious envelope found in Hoover
The envelope has been taken to a lab for further testing.
NBC 13 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 1:48:47 PM
Jefferson County Schools and Gardendale City Schools have been asked by state Superintendent Dr. Tom
Jefferson County Schools and Gardendale City Schools have been asked by state Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice to forge a local separation agreement, according to Jefferson County Superintendent Dr. Craig Pouncey.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 1:20:56 PM
Optometrist explains viral dress photo
A debate over a dress is a top trend on social media Friday morning. Everyone is talking about a picture of a dress, and whether it’s gold a…...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 12:54:30 PM
Nine dead after Missouri mass murder
Nine people are dead and authorities in Missouri are investigating six separate scenes. The alleged shooter has been found dead in a car fro…...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 12:49:37 PM
"Failure is not an option as it means personal and political ruin." -- Mike Hubbard
"Failure is not an option as it means personal and political ruin." -- Mike Hubbard...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 12:49:03 PM
Authorities said the envelope tested negative for explosives, and biological and chemical agents.
Authorities said the envelope tested negative for explosives, and biological and chemical agents. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 12:39:35 PM
UAB, UA 20th annual Graduate Student Symposium, March 6
The Joint Program for the M.A. in Art History combines resources from each school to provide a stronger program. It offers the only graduate degree in art history in the state. Photo credit: Scrapbook image, late 19th century, Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, no. 70x1.7, Winterthur Library, Winterthur, Delaware. Seven graduate student speakers from the Joint Program for the Master of Arts in Art History of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Un...
UAB Campus News at Friday, February 27, 2015 12:37:52 PM
This Day in History-Black History Month Edition: February 27th
Charlotte Ray graduates, and Debi Thomas takes home a medal. All this and more in today’s special edition of, “This Day in History”.
CBS42 - TV at Friday, February 27, 2015 12:30:10 PM
Board Chairman Jackie Robinson proposed hiring the firm near the end of the meeting. The item was no
Board Chairman Jackie Robinson proposed hiring the firm near the end of the meeting. The item was not on the printed agenda. It received a second from board member Sherry Lewis.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, February 27, 2015 12:28:11 PM
Bentley announces tax plan aimed at closing Alabama's $700M budget gap
Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday announced his plan to close a $700 million gap in the state general fund budget. The general fund supports most non-education functions of state government, but problems have existed in the way funding was appropriated to the fund because of no growth taxes available to support it, according to a release from Bentley's office. Bentley's proposed plan will include taxes on corporate income, financial institutions, insurance premiums, public utility licenses, ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, February 27, 2015 12:27:35 PM
Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography Weddings
Known for their authentic style of photography, this Birmingham husband & wife share their behind-the-scenes insight from some of their favorite local weddings. ...
B-Metro at Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Stitching History
Theatre students explore the fabric of time By Charles Buchanan • Photos by Steve Wood Even after 130 years, the rich blue skirt and bodice, trimmed with iridescent peacock feathers, has the power to make you feel a tad underdressed. Rhapsody in blue: Page and Mattes list this 1880s skirt and bodice, made from silk taffeta and trimmed with peacock feathers, among their favorite pieces in the vintage clothing collection.  It’s an imposing, slim-waisted ensemble...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:47:07 PM
B-There! Special Valentine’s Edition
Check out our list of some of the best local restaurant specials and Birmingham events for you to enjoy with your loved one. ...
B-Metro at Monday, February 09, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Homewood Middle School has girls in their wrestling team
ABC 33/40 – Birmingham News, Weather, Sports...
Birmingham Weekly at Sunday, February 08, 2015 5:29:47 PM
News Blooper!
Anyone catch this on last nights even news? One of the broadcasters had their Facebook chat window for all to see, some think it was Linda Mays!...
Birmingham Weekly at Friday, February 06, 2015 5:27:22 PM
Leptin Resistance = Weight Loss Failure
Most people have never heard of the leptin hormone but it is one of the leading causes diet failures and what is also known as the yo-yo effect of losing weight only to regain it a month later. The Venus Factor diet was created by John Barban which was based on the latest weight loss […]...
Birmingham Weekly at Friday, February 06, 2015 12:02:12 AM
Get Naked
After 25 years as a financial adviser, Hoover resident Linda Croley, founder and owner of Bare Naked Noodles, started the business in 2011 with a mission of bringing fresh pasta using local ingredients to the Birmingham market.
B-Metro at Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood Favorite
Babalu Tacos & Tapas--a Latin-with-a-Southern-accent restaurant--opened in Birmingham's Lakeview District in late 2014.
B-Metro at Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Out of the Mouths of Babes
The truth is, there are plenty of locally owned spots in Birmingham offering foods kids will love—even if chicken nuggets are missing on the menu. Don’t believe me? Just see what these budding food critics have to say.
B-Metro at Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Chippendales
On Jan. 14, Birmingham women came out to Iron City’s Chippendales show. It may have been frosty outside, but the show promised to “keep women across America warm this winter,” and it delivered.
B-Metro at Monday, February 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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